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2019 Darwin Defenders Commemorative Ceremonies

Melbourne Ceremonies
The Darwin Defenders 1942-1945 Commemoration Ceremonies in Melbourne will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance on Tuesday 19th February 2019.

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Members

Darwin Defenders Melbourne Committee

Patron

John Lord AM FAICD

Darwin Defenders Melbourne Branch President
Alan Day KJSJ FAIM

Vice Presidents

Robyn Bell
Michele Gallin

Secretary

Bernadette Lightfoot

Treasurer

Eleanore Leydon

RSL Representative
Brian Neal

Committee Members

 

Dorothy Darby
Dorothy Spooner
Freda Pavey
Mavis Watson

Peter Harrington
Shirley Cornish
Tim Gurry
Ula Van Prooyen

National Affliction

The Melbourne Chapter of Darwin Defenders supports the activities of Darwin Defenders 1942-45 Inc. which is an incorporated society formed in 1999. To find out more about the National Committee – please contact:

Bernadette Lightfoot
31 Station Street
Malvern VIC 3144
bern@ryebuck.com.au
03 9500 2399

Latest News

March 2019

Bombing of Darwin survivor Herbert Kriloff dies aged 103

A survivor of the biggest World War II attack on Australian shores, Commander Herbert Kriloff, is remembered as "one of the pioneers, in more ways than one, of the alliance between the United States and Australia, which binds our two nations together today". Read the full story

Photo: Herbert Kriloff wrote a memoir of experiences that had "stayed with him for life". (www.abc.net.au)

DECEMBER 2018
FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2018

Two Generations Book Release

The Darwin Defenders 1942-45 is very pleased to promote Anne Connor's book "Two Generations".  A story that shines a light on the north of Australia under attack during WWII. Anne's book contains the history of the then little known frontier town of Darwin and is based on research carried out at the NT Archival Centre, the Australian War Memorial, history books, footage of the events and discussions with veterans who were there. Find out more...